Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday afternoon directed his fire chief to stop withholding information from the public on the department’s emergency medical responses.
The mayor’s unusually blunt order came after a day of turmoil at City Hall in which council members criticized the department for discontinuing a years-long practice of providing basic rescue response details, such as incident times, locations and the nature of the emergencies, as well as the age and gender of victims.
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